2017 Volume 7 Issue 2 Pages 271-294
Many text mining tools cannot be applied directly to documents available on web pages. There are tools for fetching and preprocessing of textual data, but combining them with the data processing tool into one working tool chain can be time consuming. The preprocessing task is even more labor-intensive if documents are located on multiple remote sources with different storage formats. In this paper, we propose the simplification of data preparation process for cases when data come from wide range of web resources. We developed an open-source tool, called Kayur, that greatly minimizes time and effort required for routine data preprocessing steps, allowing to quickly proceed to the main task of data analysis. The datasets generated by the tool are ready to be loaded into a data mining workbench, such as WEKA or Carrot2, to perform classification, feature prediction, and other data mining tasks.